Ransomware Results in Expansive Data Breach

The recent flurry of ransomware attacks strikes again: at Premier Family Medical, a Utah clinic, a particular strain of ransomware has put 320,000 patients in jeopardy, which places it among one of the largest ransomware-induced breaches of 2019. The clinic reported that on July 8, the attack rendered it unable to access data from certain […]

Tallying Healthcare Breaches

Despite leaps and bounds in cybersecurity tech, healthcare continues to be one of the most at-risk industries in the business sector. All one has to do is look at the “wall of shame,” the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website. Several large incidents have been added in the past few […]

Examining Top Two Cybersecurity Threats

In the digital age, the ability to review and respond to cyber threats is more important than ever. And as healthcare systems become increasingly reliant on technology, cyber attacks become more prevalent risks, particularly with the uptick in new methods designed to infiltrate your networks. To minimize the risk of successful attacks, IT security teams […]

Healthcare’s First Financial Concern: Cybersecurity

Your organization’s finances can be affected by a variety of factors; everything from client engagement to marketing is critical to consider. But most recently, studies have shown that the most important issue for healthcare providers may also be the one you are least prepared to address: cyber attacks. As of July 30, 2019, the average […]

Healthcare Breaches: The Newest Round of HIPAA Fines

A new HIPAA fine has been released, and it’s significant. Federal regulators have issued one of the largest HIPAA settlements ever in favor of 521 impacted individuals over Massachusetts-based healthcare organization Fresenius Medical Care (FMCNA). Cited specifically for a lack of risk analysis, FMNCA now ranks among one of the costliest HIPAA penalties issued, paying […]